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Produce large urban graffiti style portrait paintings on canvas. Using the mediums of Oil, Ink and Spray paint.

 This project is inspired by urban style hipsters, graffiti and expression. Living in midtown as an art student. I am a professional portrait painter and currently working on a series of urban/expressionistic portraits of "counter culture" of this generation


My  theme for my art is " Counter Culture". I want to produce large scale paintings (30 x 40 in - 60 x 60 in). Depicting portraits of those very things that influence me to produce a painting. Oil & Spray paint on canvas.  

I incorporate spray paint and layered textures to capture the essence of urban street art that you would find walking around detroit.

I realized that my work immediately connects with people from age 12 - 65 years of age. Not just by my skill as a painter but with the ability to capture the essence of a person. I always say that I don't paint "portraits" but "feeling" 

your help

To produce these paintings I need your help. The community is the most important thing to me as an artist. Without your support and motivation I would not have been encouraged to pursue my passion for painting. Your pledge will go towards costs for materials ( canvas and spray paints)

I sincerely hope that you as an art lover will help support my project and reach my goal. I am eager to produce more pieces with my concept and style. BUT IT CANNOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU

About me

I am a recent graduate from Wayne State University 2011 earning a B.F.A. I am 22 years old, from Detroit, MI and currently live in metro-Detroit area. I want to explore more cities that have a large art centers. My ultimate goal is to create AFFORDABLE art that everyone and enjoy.  I have never been a person to sell my art at hundreds of dollars, as a fellow artist and collector I make my art so people can have a great piece of art at a cost that suites them

I was recently accepted in the 45th Annual Flint Art Festival hosted in Flint MI. Thankfully I was given this opportunity and able to travel to the festival with the help from a backer! 

Backing this project would help me a great deal in completing my project - series of affordable graffiti style portraits. I feel that this portrait style has not been explored enough but it should be because it is a huge representation of the emerging artists of today. 

Collection so far with support of community . left to right (36 x 36 in, 30 x 40 inc 36 x 48 in, 12 x 36 in)

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    Original Portrait of your choice (from collection) Signed by artist + written thank you note + mention on artist website + a paperback book consisting all of finished works (kickstarter exclusive)

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